Friday, December 17, 2010

{Our New and Improved Bathroom}

Our bathroom is the first room David and I have ever totally designed together from top to bottom. We completely gutted it and redid the entire thing. We're happy with the results!

Here are some photos: before (left) and after (right).

Good riddance, I say, to the etched shower glass doors, honey builder grade cabinets,
mismatched hardware, and squiggly mirrors over the sink. We love the new look and
feel of this room.

On an eco-friendly note: We were able to sell several items from the old bathroom on
craigslist so they got reused in someone else's home instead of languishing in a second
time around shop with an uncertain future. I was so pleased to see people buy the
mirrors, shower doors, light fixture, hardware, and the entire vanity including the
counter, sinks and faucets. Plus, the new cabinets are bamboo, a sustainable material.

It only took us a year and a half to complete it. Ha! Many lessons learned, friends.
For example, hire someone to do tile that does tile (not just handywork) for a living so you
don't have to do it, in it's entirety, twice. And have a plan before you start gutting the room.
What can I say, we got a little ahead of ourselves. But that's all history now, and all I see
when I'm in this bathroom are calming colors and design in a very comfortable space.

Of course, we're not going to do all this work and then share three measly photos. So, here
are a few closer looks at the details ...

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Kristi said...

Wow, it is gorgeous!! What an improvement! Very modern and chic, yet cozy too.

Miss M! said...

I love it! Especially the shower. I have to say though, I can't even fathom how you guys could not like those squiggly mirrors. LOL! I have never seen anything like that before. They're... interesting. :)

Adriana said...

I love the new look Sam! I have to agree with Miss M. in regards to the shower....I love it!!

Ale said...

Wow! it looks great!! I am sorry I missed to see the final product. You two did an amazing job and I am sure every time you are there, you enjoy it even more after all the wait!!

JENNY B said...

SAM! This turned out to be so gorgeous!!! Tiling is a bit of a back-breaker, isn't it??? LOVE everything!

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